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Our mexican squirrel

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Pesky little thing. Smaller than our grey on Vancouver Island but not less destructive. Last year " she" consumed my beautiful sunflower ( I have a blog on that )
http://www.growsonyou.com/klahanie/blog/25623-in-memory-of-a-sunflower

and this year “her” favorite flower in our garden is the Ipomoea murucoides .

It started to push buds ..lots of them ……but I have never seen it in full bloom. Just a flower or two before its gone

“She” sneaks up to every flower as soon as it starts to open.

A little stretch

and… got it

Tastes pretty good

Almost gone

Yummy…that was good.! I should get another one tomorrow. Maybe even two.

Well, I am glad you liked it little Mexican Squirrel. We’ll see you tomorrow.
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I am sure “she” thinks that it was planted just for “her” :-)
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This flower also attracts Black-vented Oriole

Although, they come mostly for hummingbird juice.

We took one of the protective yellow flowers out that they can reach the juice easier.

If you look very carefully you can see a hummingbird hovering above. He/she is protecting this feeder.


We have several kind of orioles and it is wonderful to see (watch) these birds

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beautifully photographed Klahanie.

we also have pesky grey squirrels thanks to the gentry having them in their menageries in the mid 19th century. of course they escaped and now they are here to stay.

4 Feb, 2015

 

Oh wow, those Orioles, I did spot the hummingbird......cheeky squirrelthough

4 Feb, 2015

 

Thank you Seaburngirl.
We are in war with our grey squirrels on Vancouver Island but unfortunately I think they are winning. They want to nest in our carport attic and are chewing through the wood to get there.

Thank you for your comment Pamg.

4 Feb, 2015

 

What lovely photographs. You live in a beautiful place, shame about the grey squirrels and the damage they can cause. It is very rare for us to have them in our garden.
Best wishes
Marjorie

I have just found your website it looks very interesting will look again later on. We visited Canada a few years ago and really enjoyed the time we were there.

4 Feb, 2015

 

I remember the squirrels when we were in Vancouver. It was the little black ones we found cheeky but cute.

4 Feb, 2015

 

'She' is certainly enjoying your lovely flowers,Klahanie..along with those beautiful Orioles..they are beautiful birds..I have only ever seen one Grey Squirrel on our bird feeder,and was lucky enough to get a photo.I haven't seen one for a while now...must be some better food elsewhere :o)

4 Feb, 2015

 

Thank you Marjorie. If you will visit Canadian west coast or Vancouver Island.....let me know.

4 Feb, 2015

 

Linda, we do not mind the little black ones it is the greys that are "trouble".

4 Feb, 2015

 

We are infested with grey's Bloomer. We have Barred Owl moved into our woods so maybe the population will decrease . They are good photo objects...so acrobatic.

4 Feb, 2015

 

I think that it did not work on ours, Steve.

4 Feb, 2015

 

Lovely picture of the birds , Klahanie , they certainly are exotic .
It's a shame that the squirrel enjoys the flowers so much ; nothing to be done ?

5 Feb, 2015

 

Sorry about the squirrel eating your flowers. You are very patient about it. Those orioles are stunning.

5 Feb, 2015

 

Steve, I am glad to hear that it works for you on the mice.

5 Feb, 2015

 

Thank you for your sympathy Bathgate and Driad but I do not have much choice and we do have another flowers in the yard which they do not like. In a way this little creature is sort of entertaining . The orioles are very "showy" birds.

5 Feb, 2015

 

What works for me in keeping the squirrels away is to empty your vacuum cleaner around your plants. The scent of humans seems to drive them off.

6 Feb, 2015

 

That is interesting Bathgate.

6 Feb, 2015

 

A hungry little devil, that squirrel of yours.
You have lots of brightness in your garden.plants and birds!

8 Feb, 2015

 

Thanks for your comment Paulspatch,

9 Feb, 2015

 

I do it around my tulips and Irises and they leave them alone.

9 Feb, 2015

 

I thought she was an ornament on the scroll work originally, and then she moved places!

16 Mar, 2015

 

:-) yes... she moves around rather quickly. Sometimes I wish she would be an ornament.

16 Mar, 2015

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